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Cannot remove DL in Exchange 2010

Posted on 2014-09-09
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Hello,
A co worker created a DL in Active Directory which linked to the DL in our exchange management console. I removed it from AD but now it will not let me remove it from Exchange. Since the link is missing, it gives me an error

"Operation could not be performed because object could not be found"

 When trying to remove from Powershell, I get the error :  "Operation could not be performed because object 'Group name' could not be found on 'Domain Server name'

Help please?!
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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Groups don't exist in Exchange - they only exist in AD. Exchange doesn't have its own directory.
Therefore if the group has gone from AD, it will go from Exchange eventually - most likely when the change has fully replicated. You just need to be patient.

Obviously if the group was deleted some time ago, then you have a more serious problem, most likely with AD replication.

Simon.
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Thank you Simon for clearing that up. Is there a way to check the replication time?
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Most items would be removed almost immediately. If you have multiple domain controllers it can take a little while longer - multiple sites maybe up to an hour.

If you have multiple domain controllers then run DCDIAG to see if there are errors.
Look in EMC to see what domain controller Exchange is using, then check ADUC on that specific domain controller for the group.

Simon.
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Worked with no issues. Just had to be patient and it eventually removed itself from Exchange.
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